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5 Minto Road Sheffield S6 4GJ


£155.63 per week

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Independent Training Services

Osborne House Community Childcare are seeking a friendly, confident, well-motivated Early Years apprentice to join their team. A job working with children is primarily a fun one. The role will include support children aged 3mths - 5yrs to learn through play and organising activities or working with children on a one-to-one basis..


Osborne House are seeking a friendly, confident, well-motivated Apprentice to join their team. The role will suit someone that is currently looking to start their career in Early Years.

Duties will include:

  • Helping to provide a happy, loving safe, secure and stimulating environment in which the individual needs of all children are considered
  • Encouraging all children to maintain and develop their own individuality and independence within the nursery
  • Engaging in care & education with children between 3 months to five years, under the supervision & guidance of fully qualified & experienced staff members
  • Interacting and taking part in activities with children of different ages, backgrounds and abilities
  • Taking on the role of key worker, planning and carrying out activities for named children
  • Working closely with families, building up relationships with parents and carers.
  • Supporting at meal and snack times
  • Routine housekeeping tasks to ensure that the nursery is clean, hygienic and presentable at all times


 Desired skills

  • Must have a good standard of general education
  • The ability to produce clear, legible, written records
  • Computer literate
  • Good communication skills
  • Some experience of working with children, on work placement, in voluntary capacity, babysitting, caring for family etc.

Personal qualities

  • Must have the ability to work in a team and support colleagues in all roles
  • Highly motivated and eager to learn and develop new skills
  • Friendly and confident to talk with children, parents, colleagues and professionals from other disciplines
  • Must have a positive attitude and be aware of the need to always be a good role model
  • Need to be enthusiastic, willing to get down to a child’s level and make all learning fun

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalents in maths – grade C/4 or above
  • GCSE or equivalents in English – grade C/4 or above

Programme details


The apprenticeship standard consists of core knowledge, skills & behaviours. 


How children learn and the expected pattern of babies and children’s development from birth to 5 years and their further development from ages 5 to 7. 

The importance to children’s holistic development of, speech, language and communication, personal, social and emotional development, physical development and literacy and numeracy.

How babies’ and young children’s learning and development can be affected by their stage of development, well-being and individual circumstances.

The legal requirements and guidance on safeguarding, security, confidentiality of information and promoting the welfare of children.


Support babies and young children through a range of transitions e.g. moving onto school, moving house or the birth of a sibling.

Recognise when a child is in danger, at risk of serious harm or abuse and explain the procedures to be followed to protect them. Types of abuse including: domestic, neglect, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse.

Identify risks and hazards in the work setting and during off site visits relating to both children and staff.

Demonstrate skills and understanding for the prevention and control of infection, including hand washing, food preparation and hygiene, dealing with spillages safely, safe disposal of waste, using correct personal protective equipment.


Apprenticeship standards require apprentices to participate in a minimum of 20% off the job training during paid working hours, this will include time spent studying with the training provider and workplace training.

Apprenticeship standards are assessed through an end point assessment (EPA), the EPA commences once the apprentice, employer and tutor all agree that the apprentice is ready.  The apprenticeship outcome will be graded as a pass, merit or distinction.

Functional Skills in English & Maths. If you do not hold exemptions in English & Maths (4/C or above GCSE or equivalent) you will also be required to complete Level 2 Functional Skills as part of your apprenticeship.


Apprenticeship standard

Early Years Practitioner Level 2

Number of vacancies: 1

Salary: £155.63 per week

Weekly Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Osborne House Nursery is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. Most staff work 5 days per week, either 8am to 4pm or 10am to 6pm. Other staff work 4 days a week, from 8am to 6pm.


Promotion – Whilst no guarantees can be given to subsequent promotion, there are currently a number of higher posts with Osborne House Community Nursery which potentially provide the opportunity for career progression.

We have had several apprentices stay to work as practitioners, who have then been promoted to seniors/ room leaders.

The opportunity to progress onto a Level 3 Early Years Education apprenticeship.

How to apply